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7:20 PM ET, August 18, 2011

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Amelia Hill / Guardian:
First US-based NoW reporter is arrested  —  James Desborough arrested by police investigating UK hacking allegations, while Glenn Mulcaire sues News International  —  James Desborough, an award-winning former reporter at the News of the World, has been arrested by officers investigating the phone-hacking scandal.
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Peter Lauria / Reuters:
News Corp executives mull chance James Murdoch may leave  —  (Reuters) - News Corp's senior management is starting to think about what the company might do if James Murdoch stepped aside, sources inside and close to the global media empire said.  —  With Rupert Murdoch's younger son under …
Lindsay Fortado / Bloomberg:
Ex-Investigator Mulcaire Said to Sue News Corp. Over Legal Fees  —  Aug. 18 (Bloomberg) — Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator jailed in 2007 for intercepting voice-mail messages while working for News Corp.'s News of the World, sued the company.  —  The lawsuit against News Group Newspapers Ltd. …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Sarah Lyall / New York Times:
New Hacking Arrest: Hollywood Reporter for British Tabloid
Discussion: The Informer
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
New York Press Is Dead, Long Live Our Town Downtown  —  As has been rumored for weeks, Manhattan Media is shutting down the New York Press and reviving Our Town Downtown, starting September 1.  The weekly publication-a magazine/community newspaper hybrid, according to the press release-will focus on news …
Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
That Remake of AOL?  It's Still Being Written  —  SAN FRANCISCO — AOL hit a hard bump on its road to becoming a digital media company.  —  Last week it reported another loss and told Wall Street analysts it was not going to get much better: operating income for the year could be down as much as 20 percent because of weaker ad sales.
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Bloomberg:
AOL Discounted Gets Last, Best Hope in Private Equity
Discussion: Betabeat and The Business Insider
Steve Krakauer / CNN:
Christine O'Donnell and Howard Schultz  —  The former Senate candidate talks about the 2012 GOP field and her new book, and the Starbucks CEO on his plan to boycott campaign donations.  —  Set edition preference  —  READ about Piers Morgan's long career in journalism here.
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Daniel D'Addario / The New York Observer:
Christine O'Donnell On Her Piers Morgan Walk-Out: ‘It was fun.’  —  After walking out of her interview with Piers Morgan, Christine O'Donnell addressed the Women's National Republican Club on West 51st Street, starting about forty-five minutes late, just before seven.
Bloomberg:
Guardian Loses Fight for Web Readers Even After Taking Out Murdoch Tabloid  —  The U.K.'s Guardian took down Britain's best-selling Sunday newspaper by exposing that the Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid hacked a murder victim's voicemail.  It may still lose an intensifying battle for British readers.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Capital New York Snags Yahoo's Joe Pompeo In Mini Hiring Spree  —  NEW YORK — Capital New York, a website that promises to show readers “how New York works,” will soon have several more reporters working for it.  —  Launched in June 2010 by ex-New York Observer editors Tom McGeveran and Josh Benson …
Nick Bilton / Bits:
Ashton Kutcher Could Face Questions About Disclosure  —  Ashton Kutcher may not have much of a future in journalism.  When he served as guest editor of an online-only version of Details magazine, he failed to fully disclose his investments in Internet companies profiled in the issue.
Michael A. Memoli / Los Angeles Times:
In China, reporters covering Biden get the heave-ho  —  Only minutes into the vice president's remarks, Chinese officials began directing journalists toward the exits.  Soon the shooing became shoving.  —  Reporting from Beijing— Vice President Joe Biden's famously loquacious style …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Hires Silicon Valley Tech Blogger Louis Gray as Google+ Evangelist  —  Notable Silicon Valley tech blogger and startup consultant Louis Gray is finally turning his passion for Google's products and services into a career.  Gray has just accepted the position of Product Marketing Manager …
Dylan Byers / Adweek:
Newsweek-Daily Beast Announces New Hires, Promotions  —  Tina Brown's Newsweek-Daily Beast Company got hit hard last week.  First, editor-at-large Randall Lane left to become editor of Forbes, and then international general manager Alan Bone bounced to Bloomberg Businessweek.  —  This week brings better news.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
Soraya Darabi Steps Back at Foodspotting, Eyes Bigger Role at ABC  —  Soraya Darabi, public face and retroactively-named co-founder for the Bay Area start-up Foodspotting, has effectively left her daily role at the company.  —  Ms. Darabi, who has more than 429,000 followers on Twitter …
Alysia Santo / CJR:
Web First, Print Later  —  Why some digital news startups are branching into print  —  When Knight Foundation executive John Bracken said that “Print is the new vinyl” this weekend, the point of his comparison seemed lost on many.  In a post on the Knight Foundation blog, Bracken clarified his metaphor:
Discussion: Editors Weblog and Street Fight
 
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Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
A life unravelled ... whistleblower who incurred wrath of the Murdoch empire
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
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